Major and Champ Biden got to Washington yesterday and moved into the White House, following four pet-free years at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
The First Family has had Champ, 12, since late 2008, just before Joe Biden became VP. His name came from Biden granddaughters Finnegan and Maisy. Major, a rescue, joined the family in 2018. The President has an affinity for German Shepherds because he grew up with the breed.
According to a statement from First Lady Jill Biden’s office, Major was pretty stoked to be running around the South Lawn yesterday, while Champ was content to hang out in his new bed by the fireplace. “The First Family wanted to get settled,” FLOTUS’s office told CNN, “before bringing the dogs down to Washington from Delaware.”
That is all your breaking news in Presidential pets for today, folks. Update: Or…not. Just before 2 PM, C-SPAN’s Howard Mortman tweeted some footage from the Oval Office today, in which the dogs can be heard barking in the background.
Biden's dogs barking… pic.twitter.com/doTErYoG4T
— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) January 25, 2021
And because it seemed so abnormally normal, DC Twitter got kind of excited.
GOOD BOYS https://t.co/fvziGPFfcn
— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) January 25, 2021
Sounds like half of the meetings we're on these days. ? https://t.co/Z27mKlZerZ
— Jessie Lawrence (@hitstreak) January 25, 2021
Been there, Biden https://t.co/gcU7BNjjVb
— Elise Foley (@elisefoley) January 25, 2021
the pandemic has brought us dogs barking on live radio and tv (including mine). why not the White House? https://t.co/Egdg7M0wKy
— julie rovner (@jrovner) January 25, 2021